Single mom struggling with cancer surprised with free year of electricity

- Kelli Shepherd, a Houston-area single mom battling cancer was just surprised with something she desperately needs--one full year of free electricity.  Gexa Energy gave her this special gift as financial relief to her and her family during her treatment. The leukemia that Kelli suffers from, AML, Acute Myeloid Leukemia is a deadly form of blood cancer that has seen few advances in treatment in more than 40 years.

This gesture is part of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Random Acts of Light Campaign, which generates awareness of urgent need to raise funds for cancer cures.

As Kelli battles this rare and aggressive leukemia, she's now on disability leave from work and has had to put her MBA pursuit on hold. She and her daughter have moved back home with her mother who will care for her grandchild as she begins kindergarten in August. Once Kelli has a stem cell transplant, she will be unable to see her daughter for at least 30 days.

Shepherd feels so grateful for this financial gift, "I was diagnosed in June. It's been a roller-coaster getting through everything and trying to get my daughter through it. I have so much support from my friends and family. Everybody has been amazing--and with meeting all the people. That's helped...It's a blessing."
 

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

More from FOX 26 Houston